River Valley Waldorf School Vision Statement
River Valley Waldorf School endeavors to build an inclusive community where people feel valued and supported across all intersections of their identities. We aspire to be an accountable community that meets challenges with courage and grace. We develop students who are curious, self-aware, and compassionate citizens–active contributors to a just, sustainable society.
River Valley Waldorf School Mission Statement
River Valley Waldorf School is a compassionate and courageous community. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum nurtures human capacities, fostering integrity and belonging, a connection with the arts, and stewardship of the natural world. We inspire freedom of thinking, strength of will, and depth of feeling to cultivate confident, creative problem solvers and advocates for justice.
River Valley Waldorf School Values & Working Principles
Diversity—River Valley Waldorf School recognizes each individual as a striving spiritual being. Because of this belief, diversity is an essential element of community. River Valley Waldorf School appreciates and embraces diversity as a strength and part of its mission in seeking universal humanity. In the realm of agreements, equality is the fundamental practice.
Independence in education—River Valley Waldorf School views self-determination in its educational and governance practices as essential to the vitality of its vision and mission. River Valley Waldorf School is an independent school free of federal or state government curricular standards or intervention.
Communication—River Valley Waldorf School respects communication as the process that builds and sustains trust throughout the community. Responsible communication is brought in context, is affirming and empowering, and indicates clear appropriate actions. River Valley Waldorf School’s communications will exercise moral tact and respect individuals’ inner freedom. We practice honesty, respect for authorship, speaking with sensitivity to the listener, and following communication protocols.
Accessibility—River Valley Waldorf School values self-development and will create opportunities for parents and other interested parties to gain insight into the background, philosophy, activities, and programs of the school.
Sustainability—River Valley Waldorf School considers all of its decisions, needs, and expenditures in the light of the full impact on individuals, school, community, global economy
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